Lewis County hospital has enough beds for COVID patients, officials say

WWNY Lewis County hospital has enough beds for COVID patients, officials say

LOWVILLE, N.Y. (WWNY) - When it comes to bed capacity for COVID cases, Lewis County Health System officials say everything is under control.

Health System CEO Jerry Cayer says the hospital has 2 air-tight, negative pressure rooms that can each hold 2 patients. That’s 4 beds.

Right now, 3 people are being treated at Lewis County General Hospital for COVID-19.

Cayer says the bed capacity is “appropriately manageable” and the hospital can quickly add more beds if need be.

“We have 2 negative pressure rooms and each room has the capacity for 2 beds. And we have the ability to create 10 more negative pressure rooms through some equipment that we had purchased early in the pandemic,” he said.

Cayer says it’s important people in Lewis County continue following guidelines as we head into the holiday season.

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